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Behold The Earth

Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring invigorated the U.S. environmental movement in the 1960s, inspiring rising young scientists like Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson, Cal DeWitt, and Theo Colborn. Many of these scientists were also raised as evangelicals, part of America’s most influential faith community of the last 75 years. Today, a new generation of scientists and evangelicals are coming of age—people like Katharine Hayhoe, Ben Lowe, and Corina Newsome. Can these emerging leaders reduce the human degradations of our earth? Can they revive the reach and relevance of America’s evangelical and environmental movements? Film director and conservationist David Conover began this film 12 years ago as an inquiry into America’s divorce from the outdoors. Four time Grammy-award winning musician Dirk Powell leads arrangements of traditional American tunes and hymns, with Rhiannon Giddens and Tim Eriksen, and Dirk’s daughters Sophie and Amelia.

Directed by David Conover. Produced by Josie Merck, Sian Evans, and Manette Pottle.